Neveen studied her First Degree and MSc. in Architecture in Alexandria University, Egypt. She obtained her PhD from Newcastle University on the performance of Double skin facades in hot arid areas.
Neveen has over 50 journal and referred conference papers that reflect her main teaching and research highlighting the relationships between Architectural design, building performance simulation and energy consumption, human well-being and sustainability from a technical and social perspective. She teaches in a number of other universities including Dundee and Brighton University.
Neveen launched the Masters for Sustainable Buildings and Environments and is its Degree Programme Director www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/sustainable-buildings-environments
She is on the Editorial board of the 'renewable energy' journal and a reviewer for leading journals in the field of energy and building simulation journals and conferences including, Energy, Building and Environment, Energy and Building, Building Performance Simulation Journal among others.
She is currently a Co-PI in the EPSRC funded Energy Visualization for Carbon Reduction (E-Viz) Project value £1.1 million www.eviz.org.uk
She has undertaken a number of consultancies that look into integrating building performance simulation in the architectural design studio and on reducing the carbon footprints of buildings including Hexham Abbey and the New Northumbria Police Headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Neveen is currently serving as the:
Vice-Chair for the International Building Performance Simulation Association-England (IBPSA-England)www.ibpsa-england.org
Chairing the Third Building Performance and Optimization Conference 2016 in Newcastle
Environmental Performance Simulation of Buildings
Energy Conscious Facade design
Synergy between Environmental Psychology in buildings, Facade design and architectural technologies
The Impact of Building Regulations on the environmental performance of buildings
-Occupants Behaviour and Building Performance simulation in zero carbon buildings.
Research Theme Leader: Sustainable Buildings and Environments under the Applied Research in Architecture (ARA) research group.
Dr. Islam AboHela: Integration of Wind Turbines in the Built Environment and Built Form (completed 2012)
Dr. Eno Nyong Choice Theory and Sustainable Construction frameworks in Nigeria (completed 2012)
Dr. Amina Batagarwa: Assessing the Thermal Performance of Phase Change Materials in Composite Hot Humid/Hot Dry Climates (completed 2013)
Dr. Mohammed Mohammed, Indoor air quality and thermal comfort of hospitals in Nigeria (completed 2014)
Dr. Mohammed Mahgoub, Thermal comfort and the use of urban spaces in the traditional Islamic Quarters of Cairo (Completed 2015)
Dr.Ali Sedki, Effect of prototype designs of social housing in hot arid areas on thermal comfort and building energy consumption (joint supervisor-University of Ferrara) (Completed 2014)
Current PhD Supervision
Mr.Khalid Seteih, Thermal comfort and expanding the use of urban spaces in hot arid climates, case study Qoba road Madina, Saudi Arabia
Journal Scientific reviewer:
Scientific reviewer for ‘Renewable Energy’,'Energy' Building and Environment', 'Energy and Buildings','Building Services and Engineering Technology' among others.
Conference scientific reviewer:
-2nd International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Developement,12-14 July, 2010. Centre for Sustainable architecture and urban environments in the Arab Region, Amman, Joran.
- the 11th International Conference for the International Building Performance Simulation Assossiation, Glasgow,2009
Scientific committee member and editor for the the third international conference on 'Embodying Virtual Architecture' Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD), Alexandria Egypt(2007).
-Vice Chair, International Building Performance Assossiation, England Chapter (current)
-Board Member for the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD)-2008-2014
- EPSRC funded Energy Visualization for Carbon Reduction E-Viz (total value £1.1 million share £128,000) collaboration between Plymouth, Bath, Birmingham and Newcastle Universities
- Building Performance Simulation as a design tool in architectural practice, Collaborative Innovative Partnership project, co funded by OneNorthEast and Newcastle University, value £20,000 (January-May 2010)
-By Design, tackling energy poverty in the North East of England. Funding body: Newcastle University Strategic research committee, value £3600, completed May 2010
-Advances in Building Performance Simulation, Newcastle University Strategic research committee, value £4000, Completed 2011.
She is Currently Module leader and contributing to teaching at MSc Level:
ARC 8107 Contrasting Theories in Architecture (Module Leader)
ARC8055 Architectural Design Studio- Sustainable Buildings and Environments (Module Leader)
ARC 8113 Urban Performance Simulation (Module Leader)
ARC8114 Building Performance Simulation (Module Leader)
ARC 8016 Researchers in Sustainability: Research Methodology and Methods
ARC 8018 MSc Dissertations in Sustainable Buildings and Environments
Visiting Lecturer on Intelligent and sustainable facades, MSc. Advanced Sustainability in the Built Environment, School of Architecture, Dundee University